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Yellowstone National Park Report

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The objective of this research is to provide a detailed analysis and assessment of the impact of the 1988 forest fires on the chemistry and water quality of shallow ground water in Yellowstone National Park. Specific objectives for the first five months of this study (August through December, 1989) included: (1) review of existing data on the chemistry of ground water at selected sites in Yellowstone National Park, (2) selection of suitable sampling sites and initial rounds of sample collection and analysis, (3) continued literature search for comparable or complimentary studies, (4) establishment of professional contacts within the park, other universities, and within the U.S. Geological Survey.